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Hey Guys! I know I've posted a lot today, but I just wanted to do a quick shout out for my Boyfriend ;)
 If you guys like sci-fi or fantasy type books, or if you know someone who does, but you never know what to buy them for birthdays or Christmas or something, then check out my boyfriends blog, where he is reviewing new sci-fi/fantasy books as they come out. And let me tell you, he's a type of geek when it comes to these things lol! He has like every type of star wars book imaginable (and he reads them over and over) :)) So I would suggest seeing what he has to say about the new and upcoming books! Right now he's working on the Game of Thrones Series :)



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Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

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Her Courage and Her Heart will be Tested in Ways she Never Expected...

Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father's wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she'd feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. There isn't even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth's heart is torn between two young men- both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.
Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she's had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?
 I wasn't sure at first if I would like this book, I'm not very partial to ones set in Canada. But once I got into this book, I have to be honest I kept turning the pages trying to figure out what would happen next! This book is being turned into a movie, whether it is for TV or not I'm not entirely sure. But I can't wait to see it when it comes out. These two authors make a great team! They have you routing for both young me in Beth's life, while you are secretly hoping she just makes it through the year.
 It has its comedic points, I mean a privileged girl comes to a town that has know tragedy from a mine collapse leaving it pretty much without any men. The school is held in a saloon, and there isn't even a bathroom! lol. It is fun to see this world through Beth's Eyes and read how she falls in love with the town and the children, and leaves you hoping she will be coming back next term!


To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publisher. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Fired Up by: Mary Connealy
Trouble in Texas book 2

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When a doctor who attracks danger falls for a cook determined to make it on her own there's going to be trouble in Texas!
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to make a go of it on her own. In a town full of men, Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a dinner- never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent.
Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment-which is challenging, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.
Though his doctoring business is booming due to Glynna's questionable cooking, Dare seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And the fire. And then the shadowy figure with a knife. Can Dave survive it all long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?
 Another smash hit for Mary Connealy! I thought it was well done, even though a few parts of it are kinda cliche. I mean the mail-order bride bad situation, the not being able to cook, widowed....But all in all a great book. I loved reading and waiting what thing would happen next to the Dare. He seemed to always be getting into some situation or another. And then what food would Glynna try to pass off as acceptable for this meal. Between the love brewing with Glynna and Dare, and the antics of the men and children in the town, this book is a fun read to curl up with a cup of caffeine of your choice and just enjoy.

If you are looking for fun Historical Romances that have some cowboys or handsome men from the west in them, you are looking at the right author! Mary Connealy has some great characters.



To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House
to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Caught in the Middle by: Regina Jennings
Ladies of Caldwell County Book 3

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She Wants the Freedom of the Open Plains. He Wants the Prestige of a Successful Career. Neither Is Ready for What Comes Instead.
The train in Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead it gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected-Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea.
Anne's been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in Garber to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees-leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in Garber, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.
But being in town means acting and dressing for polite society- and it's not going well for Anne. Meanwhile, Nick's work is bringing new pressures, and being seen with a rough-around-the-edges woman isn't helping his reputation. Caught between their own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others' expectations, can the pair find their way to love?

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?
  To be honest, this book goes really slow at first. I almost gave up on it. I prefer my books to be a little more fast pace. But if you stick it out, about halfway through it gets good. Once the two form their alliance, it starts heating up :). Anne starts working for Nick and pretty soon neither can keep the other out of their mind. When their relationship starts to bloom, it is really put to the test between different trials to both of them. Anne with her abusive past and her inability to trust anyone but men specifically. And with Nick wanting to be something he never truly was.
 I think Regina Jennings is a
good author, and I would love to read more of her work.





To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publisher. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.

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